10 Tips and Tricks for Surviving the Crowds at Walt Disney World

Carousel of Progress

6) Take breaks from the crowds.

If you choose to visit Disney during a peak season, be sure to build time into your day to remove yourself from the crowds. You can do this in several ways. If you’re staying at a Disney Resort hotel, head to the parks in the morning, and after lunch, head back to your hotel for a nap, a swim or a board game with the family. If you don’t want to leave the parks but you still need a break from the crowds, consider eating lunch at a counter-service restaurant later in the day—around 2:00 or 3:00 p.m.—when the usual lunch crowds have lessened. Or you can choose to eat dinner around 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. Another way to take a break from the crowds is to enjoy an attraction that gives you the chance to sit back and relax without loud stimulation and shoulder-to-shoulder Guests. At Magic Kingdom, for example, take a break while aboard the PeopleMover in Tomorrowland, or enjoy the Carousel of Progress attraction. At EPCOT, explore the aquarium at The Seas with Nemo and Friends pavilion. At Hollywood Studios, take a break when you visit the Walt Disney Presents exhibit, or at Animal Kingdom, board the train headed to Rafiki’s Planet Watch or enjoy a self-guided tour along the trails at the Majarajeh Jungle Trek. No matter what you choose to do, taking a break from the crowds will help you to relax and de-stress.